Picture Perfect Pantry

I’ve always wanted a pretty pantry. You know the kind that doesn’t look like you really store food in there. 😂

One filled with baskets that all match and containers filled with cereal, cookies and pasta.

A pantry that’s just dreamy!

A pantry that’s

“Picture Perfect “

😍😍 😍

Well, I must have been dreaming when I had the idea to stencil this pantry. I don’t know what I was thinking 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂  I’m kidding y’all. (Not really 😉 ) I’m totally in love with way it turned out, but it was a lot more work to get it there than I originally planned.

Now, if I had decided to stencil this one little wall before we had these awesome weathered wood shelves installed, we’d probably be having an  entirely different conversation. 😃

Once the shelves  were installed it made it much harder to work in a tiny space. I did I have the stencils cut to fit between most of the shelves but there still were a lot of tight spaces they were difficult to work in.

A few tricks I learned while doing this:

1-  have more than one stencil to work with. This will make it much faster no matter what size wall or floor you’re working.

2-  be sure to blot the paint off of your stencil  after each use.

3-  Use spray  adhesive to keep the stencil in place. This will prevent paint from going behind the stencil.

4- For applying the paint,  A small paint roller worked  better than  a brush.

5- Stencil before installing shelves ( I had to throw that one in there! 😏)

I considered  wallpaper but, I knew I wanted this design.

It was more a lot expensive to order it in a wallpaper so I decided just to go for it!

I’m so glad that I did!

Every time I looked around the corner to see this Picture Perfect Pantry it makes it all worth while!

Doesn’t that just make you smile? 😃😃😃

I just wonder if the new owners are enjoying the fruits of my labor? 😂

I have a step by step tutorial on my saved stories on Instagram if you want to see more.

Here’s a link to the baskets. They’re from BHG Live Better @walmart

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-2pk-Small-Chicken-Wire-Basket-Set/374715872

 

Have a great week sweet friends!

With much love,

Leanna 😘



Farmhouse Kitchen

 Have you ever walked into a space that did not look so hot,  but you totally did not see it that way? When I walked into this kitchen for the very first time I saw what was in my head, not what was in front of my eyes!  To be truthful, I don’t think I ever saw it any other way!
In the original footprint the kitchen was underneath where I was standing to take this picture.

Here’s the same view after we flipped the kitchen. Looks a little different, huh? 😂

I knew in order to make this kitchen what it needed to be, we were going to need to remove the wall from the dining room into the kitchen and open up  the  two spaces to make them one.

The old kitchen cabinets were about where this island ends.

Once the wall was removed we would then have a huge kitchen and breakfast area that would be perfect for entertaining and in every day living!

This is where the wall used to be.


 So, one of the first things that had to happen,  The long windows had to go! They were removed and shorter windows that would sit above the countertops replaced them.

Much better!😃

Then comes the island! We  created this island by re-purposing some of the cabinets from the previous kitchen.

I wanted to add some depth to the design. We used shiplap around the sides and back of the island and then chunky beams for the X on the end.

We also wanted to have a space for barstools or one long bench. To Create that space we went out further with the braces and the countertop.

My absolute favorite thing about this kitchen design is this sink cabinet and farmhouse sink! I just wanna smile every time I look at it!  😃  And maybe even dance little!  💃🏼 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼  Yep, it makes me that happy! 😂

The floating shelves are also a showstopper!

Let’s  just take a second to soak up all of the beauty of this custom made range hood! I mean, it just totally makes me 🤩🤩🤩!

A white kitchen is my absolute favorite! I knew from the beginning I wanted this kitchen to be white, but also wanted to bring in the warmth of some wood tones as well.

The backsplash is  White subway tile with white grout. The countertops are Quartz Carrera.

My favorite part of this house reno was the kitchen! But, my favorite part of this whole entire project was who I was able to work with!  I’m so thankful that my long time friend and bestie asked me to partner with her to do this project!  We had a blast! We turned something not so desirable into something that makes you want to come in the door and never want to leave! I hope you all love it as much as we do. 💗💗💗💗💗

If you want to see more of this kitchen follow me on Instagram  @The_Whole_9_Yards_Design

I have all sources tagged there in addition to saved stories on this whole entire process. Thanks so much for reading along y’all!

See you soon!  😘

Leanna

 

Reinventing your Christmas Tree Ornaments

Well, I think everyone in Dalton had the same thought I did this morning. Kroger then Chick-fil-A, nothing like waiting until the last  minute . 😉 Now, I’m  all ready for Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to spending time with family, and eating! 😂

We’re putting up our Christmas Tree 🎄 on Friday. I’m planning to post several new tips for you all next week. Today I’m moving up a post from last year. In this video I’ll show you how to reinvent Christmas Tree ornaments you already have.

Grouping ornaments together is a great way to make more of an impact in a large Tree.

 

Reinventing Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments Inexpensive ribbon is a good way to add color to your Tree.

Christmas Tree OrnamentsCostco usually has great ribbon this time of year! They normally have 50 yard rolls for under $10.  This ribbon is great to use to tie your Ornaments together.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Christmas Bow Tutorial

Hey Y’all! Who’s ready to get started decorating for Christmas?🙋🏻 Me! Well, I will be on Friday. I have a lot to do this week on an installation for a client before I can start working on our house. That’s ok though because I love ❤️ my job and can’t wait to see the project I’m working on completed.

I know that a lot of you will be putting up your Christmas decorations this week so I wanted to share a few tips with you.  I’m planning to post several tips on my blog and on Instagram and Facebook over the next few weeks.

I made this  tutorial video last year  on How to tie a Christmas bow.  I wanted to move it up this year for those of you that may have missed it before.  This is a simple process once you know the basics.

1- Loop ✨

2- Pinch ✨

3- Twist ✨

4- Repeat ✨

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It’s really that simple!  Once you learn how to tie your own bows, you’ll be able to create a beautiful Tree.

Christmas Bow

I hope you like to tip of the day! Now you’re ready to be Loopin’, Pinchin’  and

🎶 Twistin’  the night away!🎶  (Sorry I couldn’t help myself!)😂😂😂

Clock Gallery Wall Part 3 of The Rustic Conference Room

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to check out this Awesome Clock Gallery Wall! 😊

 This is a part of the Rustic Conference Room Project.

In my two previous post, We took a look inside the Conference Room area.

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 Today, I’m going to show you the staircase and hallway area leading into the Conference Room.

The U-Shaped staircase leading up to the Conference Room is nice and wide.  I wanted the wall on the landing area and the hallway  to be a focal point,  something to make a statement and tell the story of this company.

 I had several different ideas, then it hit me! A Gallery Wall!  Not just any Gallery Wall, A Gallery Wall of Clocks!  One Clock representing each of the Company’s Locations across the World!

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Each clock has a custom-made wood and metal sign stating the Location of that  facility.  Chatsworth, Georgia being in the center of it all.

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

 I used clocks of all different shapes and sizes.

Clock gallery wall

 Between my Carpenter and the guys at Cimbar in Chatsworth these signs really came  together.

The guys from Cimbar made the metal signs.

Then my Carpenter cut the wood that we  salvaged from the job site and mounted the metal signs on top.

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 Do you recognize the top concrete beam that the “Cimbar Performance Minerals Global” Sign is hanging from?  It’s the piece that we cut off the table that’s under the TV in the Conference Room. 😉

 It was the perfect size and my Carpenter, Stacy did such a great job cutting it, we were able to use it instead of a wood beam.

 I really like that the concrete adds another texture.

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I’m not sure the clocks were set to the correct times when I took this picture!😂😂😂

Clock gallery wall

 This is the view coming up the stairs.

Rustic metal frames

  My clients had  negatives for pictures that hadn’t been developed of the original Mines in Chatsworth,Ga.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I decided to have them developed and frame them using the salvaged metal and wood that was left over from the ceiling.

Rustic metal frames

 Stacy and I made the 3 framed prints to hang in the hallway leading into the Conference Room.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I will have a tutorial on the blog soon with step-by-step  instructions for making these awesome picture frames!  Yay 🙂

Rustic metal picture frames

 Well, that’s the end of our tour! Thanks for taking the “Time” to stop by!😂

Rustic Conference Room Part 2

Good Afternoon! 😃  I can’t believe this is the last day of October!

Today’s post is the second part of the Rustic Modern Conference Room! It’s a treat for me to get to show it to you,  I hope you like it!

In my last post, I posted the main part of the conference room.

This is what you see when you walk into the door of the conference room.

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Today I’m going to start by showing you, the other side of the room and what leads into the conference room.

 To the right of the door is a kitchen area.

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The cabinets are painted Urbane Bronze from Sherwin-Williams. They’re accented with a stainless steel faucet and drawer pulls.

 The countertops are black granite with a leather finish and a chiseled edge.

Floating shelves

Over the cabinets I added a couple floating shelves.  The shelves are simply a piece of wood sitting on top of 2 pieces of conduit pipe with end caps.  My carpenter did bolt them down just for good measure. 😉

 I added three baskets on each shelf for storage. The baskets are from  World Market.

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I found the perfect style mirror to  hang over the sink. It just needed to be a little larger.  I remembered seeing a wire spool in one of the chicken houses the first time I toured the property.

My Carpenter took it apart and hung it behind the metal mirror.

Mirror on top of spool

 Yay! 😃 Now the size is perfect!!!

Rustic modern tv table

The T.V. is centered with the conference table for viewing purposes. It also is creating balance on this side of the room.  Eventually there will be a screen to drop down in front of the television for projecting data during board meetings. (Also, I plan to take the tag off the television! 😂)

Concrete table

 I was in search of the perfect table for under the television. I found a table I really liked with a faux concrete top.  The only problem was the top was not long enough for under the television and it was a bit too wide.  I decided to take the top off of the iron base and have it cut down to a more narrow width and use it for the bottom.

Concrete table

My Carpenter added industrial wheels. Then created a top with wood planks and added a metal strip around the outside edges. Pretty cool, huh?😉

Divider wallI salvaged tin from the property and trimmed it out with rustic beams to create this divider wall.

 Repurposed tin  This also created a great niche for the kitchen area. Coffee bar
To the left of the door is the Coffee Bar (which by the way is green but photographs more blue from a distance!!😜) I had my carpenter to replace the back of the armoire with rusty tin. Then add the chalkboard and cup hooks from World Market for a quick and easy conversion!  Now all we need is a Coffee Maker! 😂

Mixed media art

The art work on either side of the Coffee Bar was created from wood that was salvaged from the trash pile!

Rustic art

The metal boxes were left over from the light fixtures.

Rustic art

I used some pieces I found in the chicken houses, along with metal, handmade paper and a few other things to create art in the metal boxes.

Coffee Bar

I used one on either side of the Coffee Bar to create balance.

Metal door

 Now, let’s talk about this Awesome door!!

Metal door

This door was stored in one of the chicken houses. I knew the  minute I laid eyes on it that it needed to be in this room!  I was so right! It was perfect!  It started out this shade of green. I’m sure it’s been many different  colors over the years but this is what was on top.

Metal door

The light green was perfect for a base-coat.

I had my friend Kim from The Rusty Rooster add a glaze of Urbane Bronze over the green. Ta-Da!! 😃

 Coffee Bar That’s it for part 2!  Part 3 coming soon😃

Rustic Modern Conference Room

I’m so excited to share this post today! I have decided to divide this into multiple post because there are several things I wanted to share to give you all the details of this project. I completed this a few months ago, I just haven’t had time to sit down and blog about it until now. Room reveals are one of my favorite things to blog about. I mean who doesn’t enjoy a good before and after? 😉 I want to post a lot more of them, it just takes me a little longer to  write a post that has so many details. In the next few weeks I plan to share several before and after projects with y’all.

On this particular job I do not have a before picture. This started out as a chicken farm. I think the conference room and office area use to be a storage building, a stackhouse or something like that. I’ll just let you use your imagination! LOL 🙂

I will give you a little background info, this company is Pro-Green Lime. They converted a former chicken farm into a recycling plant. Because it is a recycling plant I tried to reuse, repurpose, and recycle as many items as possible on this job.  Those are things I like to do anyway!

I’m going to start off with the conference room.

Modern rustic conference room www.thewhole9yards.tvThe moment I walked in, I knew I wanted to create some cozy spaces within the room. The conference table, chairs and kitchenette on the right side of the room.

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A sitting area and a coffee bar on the left was the perfect way to create a balance.

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I used three different shades of paint in this room. The walls are Functional Gray by Sherwin-Williams The trim is Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin-Williams and the cabinet color is Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams. Urbane Bronze has a bit of a bronze/green undertone which was perfect for all of my fabrics and trim.

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For the window treatment I used a linen fabric panel accented by this awesome tape trim (from Fringe Market) on the leading edge.

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This is four panel distressed map is printed on metal. It was my starting point for the colors in the room.

Since we’re on the subject of art, let’s talk about these lights! They look like art on the ceiling and they make my ❤️ so happy!    I wanted the lighting  in this room to be a wow factor!  It definitely is that!

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I described the lights I wanted to my carpenter and he totally nailed it! (No pun intended!) 😂We used recycled tin from the chicken house for the backside and threaded rods on the front. The exposed Edison bulbs add to the character of the room.

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In the center we created these lights from  industrial pipe and Edison bulbs. They’re so cool! They even have the gauges and knobs to create the look of working pipes! 

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 The conference table is 8×8. It was the inspiration for this room.  When my client asked me to start on this project they had just purchased this table. I was Thrilled! I loooove the rustic look and feel it adds to the room! Mid-Century Modern chairs complete the look.

Well, that’s it for part one! 😊

Stay tuned……

Mercury Glass Tutorial

I love, love, LOVE the look of Mercury Glass!

Since I don’t have a huge stash of vintage Mercury Glass in my storage building (I know that may surprise some of you! lol) I had to find another way to achieve this look!

The tutorial I have today is one of my favorites! I’m going to share with you a fast and easy way to turn plain glass into glass that looks like an antique mirror. So let’s get busy!image

Here are the supplies you will need. Plain regular glass. Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. (I found mine at Hobby Lobby.)

Gold spray paint. I used an antique gold.

A spray bottle with 50% water 50% white vinegar mixture. Paper towels and glass cleaner.

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You will start with a plain piece of regular glass. I had mine cut at Lowe’s. I was using an existing picture frame so I have the glass cut to fit the frame I had. image

I actually did several pieces at one time. Clean the glass with Glass cleaner to remove any dirt or oil. Lay your glass out flat. I used a box and some brown paper under mine to keep it off the grass.

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Shake the can according to directions.( It’s a lot of shaking but it has to happen!) LOL

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Spray  the 1st coat of the Looking Glass spray over the entire piece of glass. You do not have to spray this super thick because you’re going to do three coats total. Allow this to dry for one minute.

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 Now mist the vinegar water solution over the entire piece of glass. Because the vinegar is acidic it will cause the Looking Glass paint to release from the glass. This will allow you to move it around with a paper towel. Let it dry one minute.

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 I tried to get a picture to show what the vinegar looks like but the sun was reflecting off the glass. I moved to the shade after this picture. Basically you want to mist it evenly over the entire piece of glass.

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After one minute take the scrunched up paper towel and dab the vinegar. You want to move the paint around a little. It almost makes it crackle in some areas. In other areas it will pull off completely.

image This didn’t photgraph very well. You can kind of see where paint lifted off.

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You will repeat this process for a total off 3 coats of Looking Glass and 3 coats of Vinegar solution. Each time you dab the paper towel it moves the paint in different areas.

imageThis last step is optional. I like to spray a light coat of gold (more of an antique gold and not bright shiny gold) spray paint over the entire piece of glass. I do not try to cover the whole area.  Just here and there.

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This makes the Mercury glass look aged. This is what the finished product looks like before you turn it over.

Do not be afraid. Lol. It’s supposed to look this way. Remember the side you’re working on is actually the back.

 When you leave some areas without the gold paint it will allow you to see your wall color through the crackled places.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

This is a picture of the finished product! It’s much prettier in person. Because it reflects like a mirror it’s hard to get a great picture.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

Have I mentioned that I Love this product? 😉

Mercury Glass Tutorial

I made these about a year ago for my bathroom. I had a set of pictures that were a little dated. I still liked the frames. I took them apart, and had 2 pieces of glass cute to fit my frame.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

My son Beau gave me several black and white pictures from an antique book. They are pictures of Washington D.C.

Our family took a trip to D.C. several years ago. We had a great time! That makes these prints very special to me

I used scrapbook paper, handmade paper and burlap to layer my print on.  I placed all of that on top of the Mercury Glass.

Then I used a plain piece of glass on top of everything and placed it back into the frame. I did not use anything behind the Mercury Glass so my wall color would show through the crackled mirror.

There are tons of possibilities for this product! I have several more I’ll be sharing with y’all very soon! Happy Labor Day Y’all! 🙂

Lamp Makeover

I scored these beauties at the Thrift Store this week!

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Well, they’re not that great yet but they will be! They just need a little TLC!

I’m not quite sure what’s up with the orange and black? Maybe someone used it for a Halloween party??? Lol.

I didn’t  care that the paint was ugly. I really liked the shape and the lamp shade. I knew I could always paint it if I couldn’t get the orange paint to come off. (The main thing was they both worked and I didn’t have to rewrite either one of them!)

The 1st thing I did was just clean them with a damp cloth. Next I thought I’d try to get the orange paint off. I knew alcohol would take latex paint off enamel so I thought I’d try that first.

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Guess what? It worked! Yay!

The main thing to remember is to keep your cloth clean. If not you’ll just smear it around. It just took me a few minuets to have it all cleaned up! I’m still considering painting it a medium gray with black stripes. I would make it about 3 stripes wide for each color.

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On the other hand, I may just enjoy it the way it is for a while. 😉  What do y’all think?

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I moved it around several different places. I wanted to decide where it’s forever home would be.

I really liked it here! image

All the black lamp needed was to be cleaned up and add a lamp shade.

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I already had a new burlap shade that was the perfect size! I bought it a while back at Ross.

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Here’s the before and after. Not too bad for $3.99 lamp and a $9.99 shade! 😉

I hope this inspires you to be creative and have fun!

Have a great weekend! Leann

Daybed Slipcover

Hey! Are y’all ready to sew ???? Break out that machine and let’s get busy! Several weeks ago I posted a tutorial on DIY European pillow shams. Today I have the tutorial for a super easy daybed cover.

This is really more of a slipcover than a coverlet. You could use these basic instructions for a daybed, bunk beds or an ottoman. It’s basically a fitted sheet without elastic. I wanted a matching coverlet for this daybed but I didn’t want something that would be slipping around every time the boys sat down on it.

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This makes the daybed look more like a sofa and that’s what I’m going for.
Ok, let’s get started.
1st thing you need to do is decide what’s going to be under the bedcover and put it on the bed. Because you want a good fit it’s better to determine this ahead of time.

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I used a sheet set and a blanket.

If you’re planning on washing this bedcover you should prewash your fabric before get started.

Next measure the width and length of the mattress. Then decide what your drop will be and add an inch all the way around for the hem.
I wanted mine to cover the side of the mattress and then tuck under a little. A standard twin mattress is approximately 38 wide by 75 long. The drop varies depending on the thickness of your mattress. Next step is to cut your fabric. I think I cut mine about 58×97 ( My fabric was wider than most decorator fabrics that are 54 inches.) If you have a deeper mattress you may need to sew two widths of fabric together.

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Place your fabric on top of the mattress (over the blanket etc).
Position the fabric evenly on all sides.

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Then pull the fabric out to a point and pin down the corner of the mattress. It is going to create a triangle shaped flap. The line you’re pinning is the line you’re going to sew.
Pin all 4 corners.

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Gently lift the fabric off the mattress.

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Sew straight down the line you pinned. Remove pins after sewing.
Next try it back on the mattress to make sure it fits well.

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After you check your fit then cut off the triangle shape flap. Leave about an inch. (Notice the band-aid! One to many encounters with a pin!)

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I snip the top of the flap to make it lay pretty and not bulge out.

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While the fabric is still on the mattress fold up about 1 inch or whatever you’ve allowed for your hem and pin. This is a good time to adjust the length if it’s longer than you want just give yourself more fabric in the hem. Gently lift fabric off the mattress.

imageHem your fabric. I serged the fabric then used a blind stitch for the hem.

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You can stitch yours or serge it if it’s going to tuck under and not show. I wanted mine to look nice if it wasn’t tucked neatly under the mattress. (We know that all teenage boys are going to take the time to tuck the fabric neatly under the mattress. Lol) 🙂 I’m just happy if they 1/2 way throw the covers back on the bed. Ha!

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Iron all four corners and the hem.
Place your beautiful new slipcover over your mattress and make the bed.
Done!
How easy was that???
Happy stitching!
Leann